Research within the UCF Department of Biology stretches across all scales of biology, from the microscopic sub-organismal level to macroscopic ecosystem perspective. Our laboratories are committed to training undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scientists alike. Furthermore, our faculty have formed interdisciplinary relationships with other departments at UCF, as well as with numerous extramural partners, such as the Archbold Biological Station inVenus Florida, and Disney’s Wilderness Preserve. In order to maintain our contemporary research program, the department has received millions of dollars in competitive research awards from state and federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, The National Science Foundation, Florida Fish and Wildlife and The Environmental Protection Agency. Furthermore, faculty and student research has appeared in numerous ISI-indexed journals in areas ranging from Genetics to Applied Conservation.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

How should I reach out to faculty regarding undergraduate research opportunities?

  • Use their name!
  • Don’t send a mass or blanket email to multiple faculty members
  • Explain why you are interested in their research specifically

Ecology & Conservation

Evolution & Genetics

Systematics & Biodiveristy

Physiology & Behavior